Habakkuk-Class CVN-43

Patrolling the Russali and Nordic Oceans, the Habbakuk-class aircraft carriers are considered the most powerful vessels in the polar regions. Based on the use of pykrete, a mix of wood pulp and ice, the vessels are as sturdy as any comparable steel vessel. The vessels were proposed in 1930, and have been under construction for several years.


Displacement: 73,858 long tons (75,043 MT) standard, 92,325 long tons (93,807 MT) loaded

Length: 1,123 ft (342 m)

Beam: 132.8 ft (40.5 m) (waterline), 257.2 ft (78.4 m) (extreme)

Draught: 39 ft (12 m)

Speed: 33.6 knots (62.2 km/h)

Range: Essentially unlimited distance; 20 years

Complement: 5,828 (maximum)

Ship's company: 3,000 (2,700 Sailors, 150 Chiefs, 150 Officers)

Air wing: 1,800 (250 Pilots, and 1,550 Support personnel)

Sensors and processing systems: AN/SPS-48 3D air search radar
AN/SPS-49 2D air search radar


2 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
2 RAM launchers

Armor: 8 inch (20 cm) aluminum belt (equivalent to 4 in (100 mm) rolled homogeneous pykrete armor)

Aircraft carried: Hold up to 90; 70 (normally)

Aviation facilities: flight deck: 1,123 ft (342 m)

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